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Emily Gifford

Associate | Orange County


Emily Gifford is an associate in the Labor and Employment Department at Richards, Watson & Gershon. Emily represents cities, special districts, and other public agencies on labor and employment issues. She also assists clients in drafting and implementing personnel policies.

Professional Experience

During law school, Emily interned with an employment investigation firm that conducted investigations for both private and public entities. She also interned with the Fair Political Practices Commission's enforcement division. Upon graduating from law school, Emily has exclusively practiced employment law. Prior to joining Richards, Watson & Gershon, Emily represented private entities in both defending and prosecuting labor and employment matters.

Professional and Community Affiliations

Member, Orange County Bar Association


Practice Areas


J.D., University of California, Davis School of Law

B.A., University of California, Irvine

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